Posts Tagged ‘Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L II’

Canada Goose goslings, Forestry Island, Toronto Islands

Babes in the Woods

Some of the first Canada goose goslings rest on the shoreline of Forestry island.

Red-eared slider turtle injured by boat prop, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Slider Damage 2018

A red-eared slider turtle injured by a boat prop, first imaged in 2016,  appears to be healing nicely. Click image to view larger.

Porter Q400 aborted landing, Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto Islands

Roll Rate

A Porter Q400 rolls almost 20 degrees before aborting the landing during high winds.

Waves wash over the breakwater in front of Bayview, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

When The Levee Breaks II

High winds push waves right over the armour stone in front of Bayview Ave., sending spray all the way back to the houses.

High winds in front of RCYC, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands


The inner harbour boils in front of the RCYC as winds gust over 100Km/h.

Ferry Ongiara in high winds, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands


Ferry Ongiara makes her way across the harbour with the winds gusting to 90Km/h.  By the time she landed at Ward’s, winds were gusting over 100Km/h, forcing her to stay Island-side for over an hour until the winds subsided enough for a bumpy journey back to the city. That’s not fog by the way, that’s […]

Gnats covering a branch, the boardwalk, Toronto Islands

Boardwalk Masses

Gnats by the million cover tree branches on the boardwalk – cyclists beware.  Presented here in full HD, click image to view larger for all the gory details.

MV William Inglis sailing on light water, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands

Sea of Light

Ferry William Inglis sails on a sea of light, in advance of an approaching April ice storm.

Snowy Owl, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Yellow Stare

A snowy owl perches on a pole on Ward’s beach.

Bald eagle eating a cormorant morsel, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Down the Hatch

Another view of the Bald eagle dining on a cormorant down by St. Andrew’s.

Bombardier Q400 in front of super moon, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Bombardier Supermoon

The rarest of Toronto wildlife: a delivered Bombardier product. A Bombardier Q400 flies in front of the rising supermoon on final approach to Billy Bishop.

A snowy owl stares into the camera, Ward's Beach, Toronto Islands

Yellow Stare

Another view of the beautiful snowy owl that was haunting the end of Ward’s beach.

Heavy steam rises above the break wall, Ward's Beach, Toronto Islands


Heavy steam rises above the breakwall at the end of Ward’s beach during a -22°C cold snap.

Duck fishing in front of Leslie St Spit, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Spit Steam

A lone duck fishes in the steam off of Ward’s beach during a -22°C cold snap.

Trumpeter swan flying over frozen Lake Ontario, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Trumpeter Blues

A lone trumpeter swan flies over forming ice during a -22°C cold snap.

Robin puffed up against cold, Ward's Island, Toronto Island

Round Robin

A robin puffs itself up to keep warm during a -22°C cold snap.

Beach covered in ice, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands


Ward’s Beach is transformed into an alien landscape during a -22°C cold snap.

Snowy Owl, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Snowy Perch II

A snowy owl perches on the ice along Ward’s beach.

Bald eagle eating a cormorant, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Eagle Overload

A bald eagle tears a hapless cormorant to shreds atop one of the new sky ride towers by St. Andrews by the Lake.  The cormorant debris field spread right across the lagoon ice to the farm.

Map turtle covered in poplar fluff, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

Fluff Camouflage

Apparently we’re not the only ones cursed with poplar fluff.  Even map turtles basking in the Doughnut Island environs are susceptible.

Mink on shoreline of Centerville, Toronto Island Flood, Center Island, Toronto Islands

Centerville Mink

A mink tours the shoreline of Centerville, enjoying the complete solitude during the Flood of 2017.

Talking in the floodwaters on Cibola Ave, Flood of 2017, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

Daily Life

It’s now early June, and life in the Flood of 2017 seems to have taken on a new normal.  Laura and Leida talk on Cibola while the lagoon floods the road beneath them.

Wild peacock portrait, Flood of 2017, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Peacock Blues

The escaped peacock, unofficial mascot of the Flood of 2017, has taken to roosting on Freya’s roof.

Mating toads in front of Rectory Cafe, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Rectory Mates

Toads mate in front of the Rectory Café.  It’s a great year to be an amphibian.